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Education in the U.S. follows a pattern similar to that in many systems. Early childhood education is followed by primary school (called elementary school in the U.S., middle school, secondary school (high school), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education. Postsecondary education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six degree levels: associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate.
Many of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims will observe the month of Ramadan in different ways, blending their own cultural customs with Islamic traditions of prayer and fasting. In the United States alone, Muslims come from more than 80 countries and represent a mosaic of ethnic, linguistic, ideological, social and economic groups.
Building a Mosque Near Ground Zero? A planned Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York, has sparked an increasingly impassioned controversy in the United States.
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Updated: August 30, 2010